Cases and molds for the 5th-gen Apple iPad confirms smaller bezel, Apple iPad mini like design

Cases and molds for the 5th-gen Apple iPad confirms smaller bezel, Apple iPad mini like design
An alleged mold for a case that fits the fifth iteration of the Apple iPad confirms what we have seen earlier when it comes to hints about the design. That means a smaller bezel (who ever came up with the idea that a thick bezel was sexy in the first place?) and a thin, lighter device. In fact, the thickness of the tablet matches that of the Apple iPad mini. The volume rocker and the power button are also in the same position as the "mini" based on the case mold.

The next full-sized iPad will be constructed with a back made of "shiny, modern aluminun" according to a report, and a picture of another case for the slate shows the same smaller bezel and design cues taken from the Apple iPad mini including the rounded corners. From time to time, we have seen leaks appear for this tablet and all of them show a thinner, lighter design that looks like an iPad mini on steroids. Using new displays that have smaller LEDs is how Apple plans on reducing the size and weight of the device.

For example, not only do we have the case mold to look at, but pictures of another third party case have leaked and once again it supports the idea that the fifth iPad will be the Apple iPad mini's big brother. Checkout the slideshow below.

source: AppleInsider, Engadget


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53 Comments

1. amats69

Posts: 1527; Member since: Nov 12, 2012

when it came to tablet i still prefer Ipads! but on mobile i prefer Androids! :)

4. amats69

Posts: 1527; Member since: Nov 12, 2012

whats with the thumbsdown? this is my own preference not yours!.LOL

6. recond9

Posts: 50; Member since: Jan 11, 2013

lol,these fanboys...they love to thumbdown.

8. amats69

Posts: 1527; Member since: Nov 12, 2012

LOL!....

9. amats69

Posts: 1527; Member since: Nov 12, 2012

oh i agree! see what they did to my "LOL" comment? hahahahaha

10. Aeires unregistered

They've become worthless as a result. Write a positive comment, get thumbed down. Write a negative comment, get thumbed down. Senseless to even care about red thumbs anymore.

25. darkkjedii

Posts: 31529; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Exactly bro. I know I don't.

14. darkkjedii

Posts: 31529; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Lots of closed minded individuals on this site, that only believe in choice when that choice is android

21. RaKithAPeiRiZ

Posts: 1488; Member since: Dec 29, 2011

even i prefer your definition ,i use a Android phone and a ios tablet simply because it runs media brilliantly

23. darkkjedii

Posts: 31529; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

I use iPhone 5 gnote 2 and iPad 3

28. Slammer

Posts: 1515; Member since: Jun 03, 2010

I just wrote to the editors not too long ago and suggested that if someone thumbs down a comment, they should have to submit a viable argument on why it was thumbed down. As the author of comment 10 suggested, I don't care about thumbs down unless it is coupled with an intelligent, healthy debate on why I could be wrong in a comment. That's how we learn. Otherwise, it's just douchebaggery plain and simple. John B.

30. darkkjedii

Posts: 31529; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Totally agree with u slammer. PA needs to clean up this site, I talk to users of this site on other sites. Most say they don't enjoy PA as much due to the constant insults, and disrespect. Look around and you'll notice a lot of old timers don't come here anymore.

40. chaoticrazor

Posts: 2347; Member since: Aug 28, 2012

good idea, or atleast show who thumbs the comments down so you can clearly see who they are. this would show the ones that thumb every comment down on wp articles, apple articles and bb ones. ive said this many times but the comment section is becoming android centric

44. tiara6918

Posts: 2263; Member since: Apr 26, 2012

It would definitely be a great idea for pa to add as an option to see who gave you a thumbs up/down. Other sites do that too. For example,something like what disqus did,only you can see who gave you a thumbs up on your feed. So we can finally see who are those trolling. Btw,I don't think this will cause a fanwar

29. valapsp

Posts: 565; Member since: Aug 12, 2011

And thumbsdowns are our ideas. :I

37. akki20892

Posts: 3902; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

Go apple go, we love u apple, u r best in the world, u r genius, more innovation, great product................go apple go..........!!! sorry guys i have to say this because they pay me for this.........LOL

2. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

It's the same thing. They can't get any smaller

3. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

No thank you! I'm not interested on Apple products right now! :)

11. yyuu1000

Posts: 260; Member since: Jul 26, 2012

Why dislike i am not interested in apple too.Hate the apple fanboys

13. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

Just ignore them, they think that Apple makes excellent products that people want to buy! lol xD

42. darkkjedii

Posts: 31529; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Ummm apple does make excellent products, that people want to buy. Check JD Power, consumer reports, etc. dude you're starting to suck man.

45. yyuu1000

Posts: 260; Member since: Jul 26, 2012

look how far behind apple is compared to andriod in everything,screen,cpu,ppi,features,and the price too high

46. darkkjedii

Posts: 31529; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Your comment doesn't dismiss what I said at all. Come again please. Honda is behind Bentley, but that doesn't mean Honda doesn't make excellent products that's people wanna buy

48. yyuu1000

Posts: 260; Member since: Jul 26, 2012

Bently costs more and makes better cars but apple costs more but make bad stuff

49. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

Dark, this is my opinion! My cousin is using an iPad 3, I used to play it when I met him. But I don't know why, it slowly makes me feel boring when playing the iPad. Not everything is excellent, we can't say Apple is excellent, we can't say Samsung is excellent. And I suck for saying my opinion? That makes no sense at all! :(

35. darkkjedii

Posts: 31529; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Dude you come on apple articles to hate on apple, and diss, insult and bash its users...then have the nerve to say just ignore them. Are you kidding me!??? Then you say you aren't interested in apple products, why do you need to come on apple articles to say you're not interested in apple products. Dude you sound both fake, and stupid.

50. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

I didn't bash them man! Getting thumbs down, the best way to keep your mood is to ignore them! I didn't bash them, I didn't insult them! Did I say any bad words to insult Apple? I just said NO THANK YOU, I'M NOT INTERESTED ON APPLE PRODUCTS RIGHT NOW! And you're just forcing me to say I want Apple products, come on man, this is PhoneArena, why argue? If you want to argue, just go to Youtube! THE END

5. Aeires unregistered

They'd be stupid not to, and the same goes for their phones. Because they've gotten the OS to ignore edge touches, smaller bezels only makes sense. Everyone should be doing this, less wasted space makes too much sense not to.

7. recond9

Posts: 50; Member since: Jan 11, 2013

to expensive for me anyway..

52. recond9

Posts: 50; Member since: Jan 11, 2013

just....just...why the hell I get thumbsdowns ??? damn...

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